Gluten-free Summer Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad is a simple, summer supper. My kids love it and is a perfect dinner for a hot night.
I don’t eat a lot of pasta. But when I do, I eat it in a balanced way. This recipe has lots of veggies and protein to balance out the pasta. I like to use brown rice elbows for this recipe. You can use almost any summer veg in this recipe. It is so flexible. Enjoy!
Summer Gluten-free Macaroni Salad
8 oz. gluten-free elbow or spiral pasta
2 cans tuna fish in water, drained and flaked
1 can white northern beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup peas (I typically use frozen)
1/4 cup corn kernels
1 cup tomato, diced
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
½ cup green pepper, diced
1 cup cucumber, diced
1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped
½ cup celery, diced
1/3 cup green onion, sliced
1/3 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup kale, thinly shredded
1/2 cup cabbage, thinly shredded
1/3 cup baby spinach, thinly shredded
1/3 cup olive oil mayo
1/4 cup plain organic Greek yogurt
2-3 tablespoons vinaigrette salad dressing. (In a pinch I use Brianna’s brand)
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dill pickle juice (I know this sounds weird but I think it adds a nice kick to the salad – I use the Trader Joe’s dill pickles)
1 tsp. seasoned sea salt or Old Bay Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup fresh herbs chopped (I use a combination of parsley, chives, basil and lemon thyme)
Prepare pasta according to package. Rinse and cool. Combine pasta, drained tuna, beans and veggies in a large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix well to combine and chill salad before serving.
Sounds great, look forward to making it!
I actually cover all of this in the Jumpstart Program – http://www.pcosdiva.com/jumpstart
What’s the nutritional information on this salad? How many servings?
Which tuna brand do you use? Also where do you get it from?
I use Wild Planet brand – I can find it at most of my grocery stores.
I like Wild Planet brand.
Can i use something else instead of dijon mustard because im muslim n that has wine plz reply thx
Mina, you could try brown mustard or another type without wine. Enjoy!